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Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 8:38 AM CDT Sep. 21, 2018 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls has issued a

* Flood Warning for
the Big Sioux River near Richland.
* Until further notice.
* At 08am Friday the stage was 1117.00 feet.
* Flood stage is 1117.00 feet.
* At stages near 1117 feet... Lower Pasture lands begin to flood, and
the millsite access is flooded.


Lat... Lon 4278 9665 4277 9659 4273 9660 4268 9655
          4264 9661 4270 9666


Location flood latest observed
         stage stage time

Little Sioux river


243 am CDT Fri Sep 21 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Brule creek near Richland.
* Until further notice.
* At 02am Friday the stage was 1125.50 feet.
* Flood stage is 1125.00 feet.
* Recent activity... the river rose above flood stage on Thursday
September 20.
* At stages near 1125 feet... significant flooding of crop and pasture
land begins.


Lat... Lon 4283 9674 4285 9670 4280 9665 4277 9666
          4275 9663 4272 9664 4274 9668 4280 9670




243 am CDT Fri Sep 21 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Big Sioux River at Akron.
* Until further notice.
* At 02am Friday the stage was 17.09 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 16.00 feet.
* Recent activity... the river rose above flood stage on Thursday
September 20.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 22.3 feet by
Monday September 24. Additional rises may be possible thereafter.
* At stages near 22.0 feet... Highway 48 begins to flood where the
Railroad tracks cross.


Lat... Lon 4291 9658 4291 9649 4281 9654 4277 9659
          4278 9665




243 am CDT Fri Sep 21 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Big Sioux River above Hawarden.
* Until further notice.
* At 01am Friday the stage was 26.24 feet.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 20.50 feet.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 29.7 feet by
Sunday September 23. Additional rises may be possible thereafter.
* At stages near 30.5 feet... Iowa Highway 10 begins to flood.


Lat... Lon 4308 9654 4308 9641 4302 9646 4291 9649
          4291 9658




1231 am CDT Fri Sep 21 2018

The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls has issued a

* Flood Warning for...
southwestern Lyon County in northwestern Iowa...
Sioux County in northwestern Iowa...
Clay County in northwestern Iowa...
O'Brien County in northwestern Iowa...
northern Clay County in southeastern South Dakota...
Lincoln County in southeastern South Dakota...
Yankton County in southeastern South Dakota...
Turner County in southeastern South Dakota...
northern Union County in southeastern South Dakota...
Hutchinson County in southeastern South Dakota...

* until 1230 am CDT Saturday.

* At 1229 am CDT, emergency management continued to report Road and
field flooding across the warned area.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Yankton, Spencer in Clay County, Sioux Center, Orange City,
Sheldon, Canton, Hawarden, Beresford, Parker, Harrisburg, Tea, Rock
Valley, Hull, Lennox, Hartley, Sanborn, Freeman, Alton, Paullina
and Primghar.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.


Lat... Lon 4292 9495 4291 9764 4317 9764 4317 9787
      4350 9787 4347 9680 4325 9585 4322 9494
      4312 9492


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